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Honoring Our Community Champions “We’re All in This Together!”

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Name: Honoring Our Community Champions “We’re All in This Together!”
Date: October 15, 2021 - October 12, 2021
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:
As we continue to return to in-person events and meetings, we recommend and encourage that you wear a mask for the safety of yourself and others.

COVID-19 resources are available on the Chamber Homepage.

Come out and join The Aurora Chamber of Commerce to Honor Our Community Champions that have played a major role in assisting our society throughout this global pandemic and have gone above and beyond with innovation, kindness, creativity, resilience, and community spirit during COVID-19. This is an event that you don't want to miss filled with networking and celebrating the amazing achievements of our community. 

Nominations for this Event are Now Closed

The Honoree's Are: 
  • Kirsten Anderson, Aurora Mental Health
  • APS Foundation                        
  • Colorado Access                       
  • Amanda Blaurock, Village Exchange Center
  • Rick Crandall, Colorado Freedom Memorial
  • Christy Dahlen- Pagano, Chery Creek Schools
  • Mary Desta, Apex Pharmacy
  • Papa Dia, African Leadership Group
  • Brandon Durio, Chery Creek Schools
  • Falck Rocky Mountain 
  • Brandon Fletcher, CSU Global
  • Fitzsimons Credit Union           
  • Chance Horiuchi, Havana Business Improvement District (BID)
  • Dr. Anne Keke, African Leadership Group
  • Shannon Lalone, Chery Creek Schools
  • Deepali Lindblom, ROSHNI
  • Rob Mathes, The Mathes Agency
  • Mark Smith, PhotoSmith Colorado
  • Steve Sundberg, Legends of Aurora Sports Grill
  • Elena Vasconez, Aurora-South Metro SBDC, City of Aurora
Master of Ceremonies is Founder of the Colorado Freedom Memorial, Mr. Rick Crandall. 

Our guest speaker, Kelly Phillips-Henry, PsyD, MBA, is an experienced Behavioral Healthcare leader with 20+ years of executive leadership in the Colorado Community Mental Health and Department of Defense healthcare systems. She is a two-time CEO of large, not for profit community mental health centers in Colorado and currently serves at the CEO at Aurora Mental Health Center where the organization serves the 3rd most ethnically diverse community in the nation.

Kelly spent 12 years active-duty as a Major in the US Air Force serving as a clinical psychologist overseeing Mental Health/Substance Use clinics, Wellness Centers, and as an Associate Professor at the US Air Force Academy while also running the Cadet Counseling Center. Kelly holds a MA and PsyD in clinical psychology and a MBA from the University of Colorado.

Her passion remains the Rocky Mountains where she spends her free time with her husband and four grown children. She is a lifelong marathoner and Ironman triathlete.

Lunch: Grilled Chicken, Mushroom Leek Sauce, Snap Peas and Carrots, Herbed Polenta
Dessert: Amaretto Cheesecake with Chocolate Sauce
  • When registering please list any dietary restrictions and/or needs
​This is a Business Attire Event 

Please reach out to DeeDee Poole with any questions about this event.
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Event Sponsors:
  • Aurora Mental Health Center
  • Aurora Chamber of Commerce
  • The Aurora Highlands
  • Colorado Technical University
  • Colorado State University Global
  • Emily Griffith Technical College
  • Xcel Energy
  • Town Center at Aurora
  • Aurora-South Metro Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
  • Aurora Chamber of Commerce
  • Aurora Chamber of Commerce
  • Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners
  • Aurora Mental Health Center
  • City of Aurora - City Management
  • City of Aurora - City Management
  • Falck Rocky Mountain
  • Fitzsimons Credit Union

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver
3203 Quebec St., Denver, CO 80207

Date/Time Information:

Friday, October 15, 2021
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Registration Closes on October 12, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. 

Contact Information:
DeeDee Poole

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¨ One reserved table for 8
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